Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's Mayor is asking residents to contact state senators, urging them to approve an increase in the amount of money the state pays the city for providing fire protection for Eastern Michigan University. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
For college football coaches, close losses are never as simple as they seem.
Even Eastern Michigan's 24-23 loss to Miami (Ohio) Saturday could not be solely blamed on the Eagles' missed extra point with 13 seconds left.
"Coming off the field, there was tremendous disappointment," EMU head coach Jeff Genyk said Monday. "However, by and large, we played well. That was probably our best game. I think about ten plays (determined the outcome)."
Jeff Genyk's Eastern Michigan Eagles have scored just one touchdown in the last ten quarters. His quarterback is still hobbled by a bruised ankle that severely reduces EMU's offensive versatility. Yet Genyk's biggest worry heading into Saturday's game against Miami (Ohio) is his team's mental state.
Ypsilanti, MI – It might not save much money on energy bills, but wind power does make for a cleaner environment. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring John Wakeman from the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council and board of education held a joint meeting Tuesday night. Much of the talk centered on how the two entities might assist one another. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Ann Arbor, MI – Patients at the University of Michigan Health System are fighting the stresses of hospitalization with a little help from bedside musicians. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Ypsilanti, MI – Michigan's long-term health care system pushes too many state residents into costly nursing homes. That's according to care providers and their advocates speaking at a town hall meeting hosted by state representative Kathy Angerer on Monday. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley: